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Gilmer County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Gilmer County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1832
Seat Ellijay
Largest city Ellijay
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

432 sq mi (1,118 km²)
427 sq mi (1,105 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 1.19%
 - (2005)
 - Density

55/sq mi (21/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Gilmer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 3, 1832. As of 2000, the population was 23,456. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 27,335 [1]. The county seat is Ellijay6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,118 km² (432 sq mi). 1,105 km² (427 sq mi) of it is land and 13 km² (5 sq mi) of it (1.19%) is water.

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As of the census² of 2000, there were 23,456 people, 9,071 households, and 6,694 families residing in the county. The population density was 21/km² (55/sq mi). There were 11,924 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.63% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.26% Pacific Islander, 3.76% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. 7.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,071 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.10% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.20% were non-families. 22.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 103.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,140, and the median income for a family was $38,863. Males had a median income of $29,198 versus $21,070 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,147. About 9.30% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.60% of those under age 18 and 16.90% of those age 65 or over.

History Edit

Fort Hetzel was located at the Center of East Ellijay in Gilmer County. The Fort was abandoned March 24, 1842 and an historical marker currently designates the former location.

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Coordinates: 34°41′N 84°28′W / 34.69, -84.46

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